Green Mound Juniper
The Green Mound Juniper bonsai features strong foliage and robust branches. Beginner-friendly for indoor or outdoor use. It has beautiful green-blue stiff foliage, making it ideal for ground cover. Use an 8-inch humidity tray to house this hardy bonsai, which can withstand outdoor conditions, even in winter.
Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios and decks are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering.
Repotting. Repot with good bonsai soil every 4-5 years during late spring/early summer. Bonsai requires periodic trimming to maintain a miniature shape.
Fertilizing. Fertilize with water-soluble or time-released fertilizers, slow-releasing organic for mature bonsai. Inspect regularly for insects and diseases, and treat with products from the garden center.
Winter Care. Outdoor bonsai should remain outdoors in the winter. Protect your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements.